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Why Choose > RATIONAL

The RATIONAL Group is the worldwide market and technology leader for hot food preparation in professional kitchens. Founded over 40 years ago, in 1973, the company employs more than 850 people in Germany and a total of over 1,500 worldwide. RATIONAL’s primary corporate objective has always been to offer the maximum possible benefits to its customers.
Regular innovation has guaranteed its leading position by far in terms of technology and market share. Rapid growth has seen our worldwide market share increase to 54% and 70% in the UK. Our goal is to be the easiest catering equipment supplier to deal with. With over 700,000 units sold worldwide, more than 120 million meals are now prepared every day in RATIONAL units in all parts of the world.

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More Support > ConnectedCooking

ConnectedCooking is the latest network solution for professional kitchens. Whether you use one or more RATIONAL units, ConnectedCooking offers you completely new and convenient application options. The only thing you need to do is connect your RATIONAL unit to a network.

Let yourself be inspired by ConnectedCooking. You can simply do away with time-consuming tasks, you will always be supported when you need it and you will get the necessary reliability you expect in your business. Whether it's the SelfCookingCenter®, VarioCookingCenter® or CombiMaster® Plus – with ConnectedCooking you can always have everything in sight.

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More Innovation > VarioCookingCenter

The multifunctional appliance for your kitchen. Whether for an à la carte restaurant or industry catering, prepare 30 individual portions or thousands of meals, cook overnight, under pressure or à la minute, the VarioCookingCenter® always offers the right solution for the individual requirements in your kitchen.

Because conventional cooking appliances such as tilting pans, boilers, ranges and deep-fat fryers are combined in just one multifunctional unit. This therefore reduces the space requirement in your kitchen by up to 30%. Cook with RATIONAL! Find out more with a free demo in your area.

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More Training > COOKINGLIVE

Attend one of our free RATIONAL CookingLive events. Discover how the SelfCookingCenter® improves day-to-day kitchen operations and experience just how powerful our appliances are. After all, you can even use our service if you don't yet own a RATIONAL appliance. Free. No obligation to buy. Near you.

Your benefits: Put our SelfCookingCenter® to the test before you invest Take advantage of a free opportunity to get to know RATIONAL better Speak to our RATIONAL experts in person and clarify any outstanding questions you may have.

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More Reviews > BALMORAL CASE STUDY

Jeff Bland, Executive Chef, The Balmoral speaks about how the RATIONAL SelfCookingCenter® and VarioCookingCenter® appliances help with the demands of their huge catering operation for the hotels hot thermal food prepartion requirements.

Why is the SelfCookingCenter the ideal cooking system for your hotel? The SelfCookingCenter® can free up or replace a wide variety of special appliances, such as convection ovens, tilting pans, rotisseries, boilers, deep-fat fryers or steamers. You can grill, roast, bake, steam, stew, blanch or poach food, all within a space of less than approx. 1m2.

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